From the beginnig SE was a stand out in the BMX crowd. In 1977 a 14 year old boy Scot Breithaupt own an advertising agency that promoted brands that included Oury Grips, Skyway, Mongoose, Troxel, Bell Helmets, and Shimano. Soon Scot assembled a powerful team that included the likes of Bob Haro, Kevin MacNeal, Stu, Greg Hill. They dominated the racing form coast to coast. By late 1977 Fluval tubing was devloped by Scot by 1978 the PK Ripper was the hottest bike on the market.